JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizzeria Toro, Durham. Nice to see some Green Man stuff every now and again, and a couple pints of this went down well. Nice lustrous orange pour, with a silky head. Soft English hops and substantial malts in the nose, definitely leaning strongly in the direction of leaf tea. Nice and smooth in the mouthfeel, not overly bitter on the palate. Not particularly full-flavored and aggressive in the way thatís standard for IPAs these days, so itís certainly a relatively toned down example of the style (despite the commerical deScription) and thatís no bad thing.
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nope. Should be an English IPA category if thereís an English vs American pale, no? Anywway, did NOT like this one at all. Carboardy malts, spice and earth. Bitterness is abrupt at the finish. Least favorite NC beer?
kevinsenn (1852) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC. Light caramalt and English hop aroma. Very bitter taste, with some fruity hops. Bready malt. Decent English style IPA.
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of sweet corn breakfast cereal, honey, earthy hops are kind of subtle for an IPA. Clear, burnished gold with a lasting white head. Mostly dry, pretty bitter, nice malt backbone. Medium bodied.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of hops, berry sugar, and light citrus. Light white head and dull amber body. Flavors of dry hops, minor citrus and dies off in a strong malty finish. Dry on the palate. Gets a little malty.
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber from a bottle, soapy and bitter hops. Kind of thin and watery. Meh.
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OrthoDoc (112) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2016
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not good, too malty. Not impressed with this brewery. Need to find another from then to try. They like the malts.
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Blairgus (3884) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9 Jan 2016, bottle. orange and a bit hazy. nose is cereal malt and mild grapefruit rind. med body and moderately fizzy. grassy and mild grapefruit rind hops, mildly sweet and some granola malt with mild bitter finish. decent.
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a white froth topping. The nose holds ripening orange, light pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with good dry bread, light spicy pine, grass, orange. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, with bready malts and orange citrus. Fine IPA.
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/seeds), lightly hoppy (herbs, grass). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much going on here.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/X/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 15/V/15 (2015-1444) Thanks to halo3one for the trade!
Clear orange beer, thick creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, floral, bit soapy, resinous, bit fishy, weird. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very bitter, bit sourish, soapy, resinous. Aftertaste: very very bitter, hoppy, almost medicinal, chemical touch.